Farewell 2018!

It feels like it was only yesterday that we were throwing snowballs thanks to the Beast from the East and now we’re nearing the end of 2018.

We began the year filming in one of our favourite shoot locations, the Research and Development labs of Unilever in Port Sunlight, experimenting with Dove Men + Care. A few months later we were bringing out our infamous tank to showcase the strength of Dove Super Conditioner.

It has been a busy year filming with Barclays and working across many of their business units. Our Producer/Director Archie Kalyana clocked up four countries in 10 days when we filmed stories in India, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom for World Multicultural Day. Alongside many other interesting projects we delivered 20 films for one our all-time favourite campaigns, The Barclays Diversity Business Awards.

Our football calendar didn’t have Winter or Summer break this year, it’s been nonstop. The season started in Barcelona filming with Barça’s top players for Betfair. We have travelled across Europe sourcing and shooting ten inspiring grassroots stories for the UEFA Equal Game campaign. We worked across three continents producing and filming for the FIFA Congress film. Then our crews went on to feel like locals in Russia after shooting for seven weeks to produce the FIFA World Cup Official Film.

Thank you to all our amazing clients and crew who have worked with us in 2018 and we look forward to creating more wonderful video content in 2019!

2018 FIFA World Cup Official Film

Whilst you’re slumped on the sofa digesting your fourth helping of Christmas pudding with brandy butter over the holiday season, please keep your eyes peeled for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Film in the TV schedules, which Shoot the Company have just delivered to FIFA. We spent an incredible summer travelling around Russia covering the tournament and our 80 minute film is also accompanied by 4 x 30 minute documentaries about the four semi-finalists. With Brazil, Australia, Spain, England, Russia and Croatia all represented in the Shoot the Company team, everyone can enjoy the pain and the glory of the summer all over again!

Barclays Diversity Business Awards

One of our favourite projects at Shoot the Company is the Barclays Diversity Business Awards and 2018 is the sixth year that we’ve produced the video content for this celebratory global event. What a privilege to have the opportunity to tell the stories of all 18 nominees for the awards, filming in Hong Kong, Chennai, Pune, Liverpool, Glasgow, London, Hamburg and Leeds, to showcase the incredible range of dynamic people driving Diversity and Inclusion across Barclays.

Dove Men+Care

Shoot the Company have been busy working with Dove on various exciting projects this year and one in particular stands out because, this time, it’s aimed at the gentlemen. The films feature the Dove Men+Care range, promoting their popular 2in1 shampoo. We moved the demonstrations to become ‘backyard shed experiments’ proving how shampoo can keep your hair fresh and clean as well as strong and resilient – even whilst you pretend to plane the bedroom door or ‘organise your drill bits’ at the end of the garden.

Thank you Russia!

From Yuri Gazinsky’s opening goal for the hosts in their 5-0 demolition of Saudia Arabia to France’s thrilling victory over Croatia on Sunday in Moscow, it has certainly been a World Cup to remember. The greatest tournament ever? Some think so and the debate will rage on until 2022. For Shoot the Company it has been an honour and a privilege to be in Russia for the past six weeks shooting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Film. Our crews have captured some incredible images; now for the exciting part of telling the story all over again from a new perspective.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Shoot the Company are delighted to have been chosen by FIFA as the production partner for the Official Film of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the first of our fours crews landed in Moscow this week to begin shooting. As well as the Official Film we will also be producing additional documentary programming and online content throughout the tournament so forgive us if we are a little football obsessed over the coming months. Our favourite FIFA World Cup Official Films from the past are 1982 and 1986 and whilst we won’t have Zico, Maradona or Tardelli in ours, we will have a whole new generation of players and teams making history. Only 13 days to the big kick off!